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Archaeologists examine the skeleton of a Roman soldier who tried to save people from Vesuvius volcano

Archaeologists in Italy are studying the remains of a Roman soldier buried in the sand in Herculaneum when Vesuvius erupted on October 24, 79 AD, and the presence of this Roman soldier indicates that hundreds of ancient Romans who fled the eruption of Vesuvius were just minutes away from being rescued by boat, but they all died.

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